2013-16 High Performance Structure

2013-2016 High Performance Structure The Archery Australia Board is pleased to release the 2013-2016 High Performance Structure (NHPS) and how athletes will be selected for the various levels of the program, as well as selection for future international teams. The NHPS is a review of the program that has been in operation for 2012/13 but better reflects the Australian Government’s Winning Edge Strategy and to ultimately produce Recurve archery Champions at the benchmark events including the World Target Championships and Olympic Games. The program will initially be aimed at both recurve and compound, with the introduction of the compound discipline and later Youth and Para-archery disciplines.  The High Performance Manager and National Coaching Director/National Coach will manage the day-to-day operation of the NHPS in consultation with the Archery Australia High Performance Committee of which they shall be members. The NHPS is intended to provide a clear and concise pathway and guidelines for athletes striving for medal winning success. The program includes a mixture of score-related performance requirements as well as mandatory personal training programs and athlete reporting criteria. The main role of the NHPS is the establishment of ongoing management of Shadow Squads and regular athlete reporting. Only athletes who are members of the Shadow Squads and achieve the required performance-related scores and comply with their Personal Training Program and reporting requirements will be eligible for future team selection. Athletes who achieve required performance levels and meet required reporting criteria will be eligible for benefits and support from the NHPS.  James Larven Archery Australia Chief Executive Officer 2013 High Performance Structure Archery Australia Shadow Squad Team Agreement and Code of Conduct  Shadow Squad SSMES Application